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Master the 99 characters in Level 1 of the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) with the Xiezi Chinese Character Trainer app from Clavis Sinica. The app uses attractive stroke animations to show you how each character is formed, one stroke at a time. It then invites you to practice writing the character yourself on the touchscreen, and gives you immediate feedback on every stroke you draw.

Three different learning modes--Train, Drill, and Test--take you from your first encounter with each new character through systematic writing practice to a thorough mastery of the character's structure and stroke order.

Additional features include audio voice prompts for each character, a Missed Character List to help you review difficult characters, and an alphabetized character index.

This version of the app includes the complete set of 99 characters required for level 1 of the YCT Chinese language test, the leading standardized assessment exam for children studying Chinese. The characters are divided into 5 lessons of 19-20 characters each. For more information about the YCT, see the Hanban website at: http://english.hanban.org/node_8001.htm

A version of the Xiezi Chinese Character Trainer app is used in first-year Chinese language courses at the University of Michigan, where the author is a faculty member.


Clavis Sinica
12.5 MB

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Clavis Sinica 2013


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